Today, Nate from Northstar Football News caught up with WR Spencer Spaude who plays for the Mankato West Scarlets who are currently ranked #14 in Class AAAAA in the Minnesota Max Preps ranking and has recently committed to Minnesota-Duluth. We…
Today, Nate from Northstar Football News caught up with WR Spencer Spaude who plays for the Mankato West Scarlets who are currently ranked #14 in Class AAAAA in the Minnesota Max Preps ranking and has recently committed to Minnesota-Duluth. We caught up with Spencer to break down his season with the Scarlets and what he has on his plate for the future.
Position: Wide Receiver
High School Program: Mankato West
Class: 2020, Senior
Get to Know Spencer Spaude and His Strengths
Spaude defines himself as “a student to the game” as he states he watches tons of football at all different levels in his spare time. His biggest strength is “using his size to his advantage and high pointing the ball over smaller defenders” Spaude told NFN. At 6’5 he definitely has the size advantage over most corners and safeties. He also said “being hard to tackle” is something that is another strength of his.
Favorite Parts about Playing Wide Receiver
Spaude said his favorite thing about playing receiver is similar to what St. Anthony Village WR Troy Ellison told Nate about playing it which was the “creativity” that receivers have. Spaude says releases and finding new ways to get open are his specific favorite parts.
As of 9/18, Spaude just closed his search after offers from Minnesota-Mankato, North Dakota, Augustana, Bemidji State and Sioux Falls to sign with Mankato rival, Minnesota-Duluth.
Improvements Made from Last Season by Spaude
Spaude said from last season he “wanted to get stronger and improve his lateral speed” and he stated he has made great strides in doing so going into this season.
As a 6’5 receiver, it’s no surprise that he models his game from Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and former All-Pro Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson as both receivers that carried similar size to what Spaude has. He said he tries to “incorporate their game to my game” Spaude said.
Individual/Team Goals for Spaude and the Mankato West Scarlets
Spencer was very specific when asked about his individual goals at wide receiver. His goal is 60 receptions, 850 yards and 12 TD which is the most specific stats to date Nate has heard which is great. Team goal? “win state” is what Spaude told NFN.
Thanks to Spencer Spaude for the report. His #14th ranked Mankato West Scarlets will play 10th ranked Rochester Mayo (3-1) for a great Class AAAAA battle in Mankato on Friday.